Join us for an afternoon of music inspired by nature and the elements
Composers have long been inspired by the wealth of inspiration found within nature. Australian composers in particular have often drawn inspiration from the enigmatic nature of the Australian landscape. In this eclectic string quartet program, join Black Square Quartet as they explore the sounds of the elemental world.
Featuring works by Haydn, Dvorak, Arvo Part, Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards, plus a newly-commissioned work by composer Dr Philip Eames, based on three stories by Oodgeroo Noonuccal from the Old Dreamtime. Waangenga Blanco of Bangarra Dance Theatre along with the students of Dunwich State School will help Black Square Quartet bring these Dreamtime stories to life.
Black Square Quartet was founded in 2018 by violinist Camille Barry. Inspired by the iconic and controversial artwork The Black Square by Kasimir Malevich, one of the first true examples of artistic minimalism, the quartet aims to challenge and inspire audiences with unique and innovative repertoire choices. Strong advocates of new and Australian music, the quartet has premiered several new works since their debut performance in 2018.
HAYDN - String Quartet Op.33 No. 3 "The Bird"
SCULTHORPE - Djilile
EAMES - String Quartet No. 3 (World Premiere)
DVORAK - Cypresses 8 & 10
ROSS EDWARDS - Ecstatic Dance No. 2
ARVO PÄRT - Summa